Conditional cash transfers: Social work and eradicating poverty in Chile

Taly Reininger, Borja Castro-Serrano, Marcela Flotts, Mónica Vergara, Ana Fuentealba

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The following article revises conditional cash transfers (CCTs) in Latin America, followed by an examination of the history of poverty reduction programs in Chile since the 1960s and the installation of CCT programs in the country with a particular focus on the role of social work in their design and implementation. The article concludes with a discussion of the challenges social work faces in actively participating in the redesign and implementation of the new CCT model from a human rights and social justice focus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-301
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018


  • Chile
  • conditional cash transfers
  • ethical family wage
  • Latin America
  • poverty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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